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Animal Control

To report an animal related complaint, or are concerned about an injured or orphaned animal, please contact the Animal Control Officer by contacting the Oxford County Dispatch office.

         Shawn Corson

         Animal Control Officer 
         633 Main Street
         Sumner, ME 04292

         (207) 890-7394

It is important that we vaccinate our pets against rabies. Even if your pet is strictly an indoor pet, vaccines are beneficial in case your pet gets out and comes in contact with wildlife. Vaccines can help to prevent the spread of this disease. 

Licensing Your Dog(s): 

All dog licenses expire December 31st. All dogs at the age of 6 months or more, by law need to be licensed, on or before January 1st of each year.

Annual Fees:

The fee for a male or female dog is $11

The fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $6



License Requirements

To license a dog, the owner must provide:

  • A current rabies certificate

  • Proof and/or a certificate if spayed or neutered

  • If moving from another town/city in Maine, bring in current license and a new
    license will be issued.

  • Licenses are available for renewals and new for the next year on or around October 15th. All dogs must be registered by January 31st of each year.

1st Time Licensing

If you are licensing your dog for the 1st time in Maine:

  • You must have a current rabies vaccination certification issued by a Maine licensed veterinarian.

  • You must have an accurate description of your dog, including your dog’s name, breed, sex and color

  • You must have a written statement from your veterinarian that clearly states your dog is altered and or / sterile to qualify for the low cost altered license fee.

Dogs can be licensed in person at the Sumner Town Office or online.
Please note: If you have received a court summons regarding an
unlicensed dog(s), you may not license online at this time. 


UPDATE 02/04/21: The State of Maine has extended dog licensing for 2021 until June 2nd of this year. Late fees will be charged for 2021 on June 3rd.

For additional questions or more information regarding Kennel Licenses, please contact the Sumner Town Office

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